Linda Konner

Linda Konner has also written or
co-written eight books, including Just the Weigh You Are (Houghton Mifflin) and The Last Ten Pounds (Avon), reissued by Barnes & Noble Publishing; How to Be Successfully Published in Magazines (St. Martin's Press); Why Can't a Man Be More Like a Cat? (Dell); and Your Perfect Weight (Rodale), which has sold over 450,000 copies.

Photograph of Linda Konner © Pat O'Brien


Linda Konner has been in the publishing business for over 30 years, as an agent, author, editor, columnist and lecturer.

Linda has served as editor-in-chief of Weight Watchers Magazine and Richard Simmons’s monthly newsletter, Richard Simmons & Friends, and was a features editor at Redbook, Seventeen and Woman’s World. She was a columnist for Glamour and Fitness magazines, and her articles have appeared in dozens of publications, including The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Playboy, The N.Y. Daily News, Cosmopolitan, TV Guide and Woman’s Day. Her controversial piece for New Woman magazine, “Living Apart and Loving It,” became the basis for Donahue and Sally Jessy Raphael shows.

Linda has lectured on book and magazine publishing at more than four dozen writers’ conferences and colleges, including New York University, the Willamette Writers’ Conference (Portland, Oregon), the Cape Cod Writers’ Conference, Brooklyn College, the BlissDom bloggers’ conference and the University of Wisconsin (River Falls).

Linda is a member of the faculty of Harvard Medical School’s annual three-day course “Writing, Publishing and Social Media for Healthcare Professionals.” She is also a member of the Association of Authors’ Representatives, the Authors Guild and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

LKLA clients have been published by:

• Abrams
• Adams Media
• Agate
• Amacom
• Ballantine
• Berkley
• Ben Bella Books
• Beyond Words
• Nicholas Brealey/Hachette
• Broadway Books
• Clarkson Potter
• Da Capo/Perseus
• Dutton
• The Experiment
• Gibbs Smith Publisher
• Globe Pequot Press
• Harper Business
• Harper-Collins
• HarperOne
• Hazelden
• Johns Hopkins University Press
• Llewellyn
• Magination Press
• McGraw-Hill
• Quilldriver Books
• Penguin Random House
• Rodale
• Rowman & Littlefield
• Simon & Schuster
• Sounds True
• St. Martin’s Press
• Sterling
• Sunrise River Press
• Taunton Press
• Thomas Nelson Books
• Three Rivers Press
• John Wiley & Sons
• Workman
• Yale University Press